This hotel was upgraded from being a very low-end seedy place a number of years ago. I hadn't visited it in many years and was looking forward to the facelift. It IS better than it was, but it is still a middle-of-the-road hotel. The good points are: right on the waterfront, pleasant staff, close proximity to running/walking trails and of course the charm of Sidney itself. You are right downtown at this spot.
On the down side, breakfast is terrible. There is no restaurant service so instead they give you a burrito (!!) in your fridge along with a little fruit bag. I really have never had a burrito for breakfast nor do I know anyone who has. This hotel would be greatly improved with a modest restaurant area for breakfast. We would pay for that! For me, the burrito was left untouched and I went out and bought breakfast.
As well, there is no tea in the room. I am sorry; I am from British Columbia and many of us drink tea. This is British Columbia. So where is the tea?
This place is not cheap. I guess you pay for the location. But some of the basics would be appreciated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites is conveniently located on the waterfront, the only Hotel on South Vancouver Island with a beach. Just 20 minutes from Victoria and five minutes from Victoria International Airport, BC Ferries & the IOS. From your balcony, only feet from the ocean, take in Sidney by the Sea's breathtaking waterfront & views of the Gulf Islands. Relax in front of your fireplace in a cozy wicker chair or soak in a large jetted tub. Enjoy our recently updated rooms and suites. We offer breakfast, free internet, free local and North America phone calls, HD sports movies and HBO & free parking. Enjoy Boutique shopping on-site in The Cannery & discover waterfront dining in our Beacon Landing Restaurant and Lounge. The most Affordable rates on the Waterfront in Sidney-by-the-Sea. ... more less
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